RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY

RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY

Something very beautiful happens to people when their world has fallen apart: a humility, a nobility, a higher intelligence emerges at just the point when our knees hit the floor. MARIANNE WILLIAMSON We all have days when we experience some discomfort, fatigue, even darkness. At such moments, it may help to remember that history has shown that the most successful lives were filled with many moments of darkness. Every dark moment presents us with two choices: to stop the journey or to keep going. The only thing that happens if we stop is regret. To keep going is much harder, but always the right choice. The single trait of all successful people is their resilience through dark periods; they never stop. They endure. They understand that life is incredibly challenging. They understand that none of us gets out of here alive and that, in the end, what really matters is the difference we made and the legacy we left – something that will inspire others long after we’ve gone. Like them, you will come to see that the road to something great is mostly paved by pain, discomfort and despair. You will learn that despair makes one strong and that its accompanying darkness often brings character, polish and direction, helping us to become the best version of ourselves. So, however bleak things may appear at this moment, Don’t bail; the best gold is at the bottom of barrels of crap. Professor Randy Pausch Some of the greatest works in history were created during incredibly challenging periods in the lives of their creators. Consider Martin Luther King Jr’s famous gospel...

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